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Can we apply historical precedence to a market machination with uniquely distinct structural elements?

  • After five straight triple digit sessions, what does Bonnie Tyler have in store for us today?

  • Was a squeezy upside breeze intuitive ahead of Bennie and the Feds?

  • And was the eye-popping rally in Fannie Mae all you needed to know that we were gonna close on the highs?

  • So, did I fade (read: short) the spike into first resistance at S&P 1460?

  • Do you really believe that the powers that be didn't see the mortgage malaise on the horizon?

  • Isn't time the arbiter of all fate?

  • Don't the sharpest rallies occur in the context of a bear market?

  • Do we need one more lift to fulfill the path of maximum frustration?

  • Won't we have plenty of time to make our beds, er, bets before the FOMC statement at 2:15 EST?

  • Do you see that Fed Fund Futes have priced in one quarter-point rate cut and put the odds of an additional cut at 40%?

  • Wouldn't you be a little peeved if you invested in a Bear Stearns (BSC) hedge fund and learned that any remaining assets were tied up off-shore?

  • Why not?

  • Are you interested in test-driving Professor Jeff Cooper's daily trading service?

  • Have we dutifully communicated that the content in that report will be in addition to what Minyans will continue to receive on News & Views and Buzz & Banter?

  • After all, haven't other financial media platforms destroyed any sense of community by attempting to up-sell their readers and bifurcating the content?

  • Do you think Bob Nardelli will be financially frayed if the Chrysler gig fails to pay?

  • If you're a secular bull in energy and metals, shouldn't you be licking your chops as supply fills in?

  • Isn't a crude correction down to the mid-sixties bullish in the context of a longer-term story?

  • Is there a better bond brain than Professor Bennet Sedacca?

  • Can we apply historical precedence to a market machination with uniquely distinct structural elements?

  • Game on-the Yanks are ½ game out of the playoff chase?

  • Did you see that the Hedge Fund Research Index was off over 3% the week of July 27?

  • But wait, Goldman Sachs' Global Alpha Hedge Fund fell almost 12% in the last two weeks, bringing this year's decline to 16%?

  • Wow, was I really that heavy back in December?

  • Why does Macau remind me of THE CRAW?

  • When is the last time you revisited the Ten Trading Commandments?

  • Wasn't it Horace Greeley who once said "Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one endures and that is character."?

  • In that vein, isn't a cast of metaphorical characters precisely what we need to chew through this market dew?


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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at

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